Jury acquits on homicide charge in fatal bar shooting in Duluth

Published 9:13 pm Friday, July 27, 2018

DULUTH — A jury in St. Louis County has acquitted a man on a homicide charge in a fatal shooting at a Duluth bar.

Aaron Humphreys was charged with intentional second-degree murder in the October 2016 shooting death of Eric Burns at the front door of Bedrock Bar. Jurors, however, convicted Humphreys of possessing a firearm and fifth-degree assault Thursday.

Humphreys admitted he had a gun the night of the shooting, despite a criminal history that prevented him from possessing a firearm. Prosecutors contended Humphreys shot Burns without justification. But, Humphreys claimed he saw another man fire the fatal shot from outside the bar.

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